Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race

Wednesday, 29 December 2021 13:26

  Female Dominated Crew Take The Rudder Cup  The smallest boat Vertigo wins the Melbourne to Devonport yacht race  Royal Yacht Club of Victoria will be cheering for one of their own this morning.  Tim Olding’s Summit 35 Vertigo floated over the finish line in Devonport at 05:08 this morning to take possession of The Rudder Cup. The smallest boat in the fleet with a crew of six, four of them female, managed through good tactics and excellent light weather sailing skills to beat double handed sailors Brian Pattinson and his son Tristan on Jones 42 yacht Gusto Solo by...

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 14:54

  Melbourne to Devonport race fleet becalmed in Bass Strait If you learn to sail in dinghies as a child, you inevitably have some ingrained skills.  One of those is being taught to sail in light breeze.  The skill here is to be so gentle with your movements we talk about being like a cat, slinking like a cat, moving like a cat, light like a cat.  This is exactly what is required by this Devonport fleet now in the middle of Bass Strait., as they wallow with little or no breeze. Vertigo crew member Rain Forbes will be reminded today to "slink like a cat"  Photo...

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 13:24

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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 16:54

Onboard White Spirit Step onboard and be part of the crew of White Spirit and re-live it as they prepare, sail the Cock of the Bay, work out tactics and race across Bass Strait to Devonport to try and win the Rudder Cup. Gear on, radio check done, let's go. White Spirit - over and out. Thanks Aaron Hudon for your video

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 11:27

RMS Cole Walker win the Rudder Cup - Read all about it Congratulations to all those that entered and participated in this year's Rudder Cup.  A big thank you also to all those you volunteered their time to support getting the race up and onto the water so quickly after we came out of lockdown and thank you to Mersey Yacht Club and all their volunteers for hosting us on arrival. Results can be found here Congradulations to RMS Cole Walker who won the Rudder Cup (based on 1st on AMS) AMS 1. RMS Cole Walker, 2....